The Rise of Performance Studies

Rethinking Richard Schechner’s Broad Spectrum

  • Editors
  • James M Harding
  • Cindy Rosenthal

Part of the Studies in International Performance book series (STUDINPERF)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction: The Rise of Performance Studies

    1. James Harding, Cindy Rosenthal
      Pages 1-10
  3. Performance/Theatre/Studies

  4. Performance Studies Genealogies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. Paul Rae
      Pages 67-84
    3. Yu Jiancun, Peng Yongwen
      Pages 98-117
  5. Working with Richard

  6. Practicing Performance: Schechner among the Performers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
    2. Judith Malina
      Pages 193-195
    3. Cindy Rosenthal
      Pages 196-212
    4. Cindy Rosenthal
      Pages 213-219
    5. Anna Deavere Smith
      Pages 220-226
    6. Guillermo Gómez-Peña
      Pages 227-233
  7. Engaging Dialogue: Schechner as Critical Interlocutor

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 284-295

About this book


Few individuals have positioned their work more controversially or consequently than Richard Schechner within the pivotal debates that define Performance Studies. The Rise of Performance Studies is the first collection of essays to critically examine the profound contributions that Schechner has made to Performance Studies as a discipline.


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